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Feb
14
2022

AMERICAN HELICOPTER MUSEUM PREMIERS THE HELICOPTER AND THE PRESIDENCY EXHIBIT IN MARCH

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February 14, 2022 - West Chester, PA – United States presidents routinely travel by helicopter, and the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center’s (AHMEC) upcoming exhibit, The Helicopter and the Presidency, explores the iconic role played by helicopters in the American presidency. The informative presentation runs from Saturday, March 5, through Sunday, May 29, with a Members-Only Preview on Friday, March 4, from 6 until 8 p.m.

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Feb
14
2022

AD-DIN FOUNDATION PURCHASES FIRST TWO BELL 505 HELICOPTERS IN BANGLADESH

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Singapore (February 14, 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the sale of the first two Bell 505 helicopters in Bangladesh to Ad-din Foundation, a private nonprofit organization serving underprivileged people in Bangladesh.

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Feb
14
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Eldorado, IL

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AIRCRAFT BEFORE TAKEOFF, PILOT NOTICED A FLASH REFLECTING IN THE WINDSCREEN AND SMOKE FILLED THE CABIN DUE TO TWO LITHIUM BATTERIES IN THE PARAMEDICS POCKETS, ELDORADO, IL.

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Feb
14
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Fallon, NV

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AIRCRAFT INCURRED A TAIL STRIKE, THEN LANDED ON A HANGAR ROOF AND FELL THROUGH, FALLON, NV.

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Feb
11
2022

NTSB Final Report: Randolph, Wisconsin

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The pilot reported that while making a turn at the end of a field following an aerial application pass, the helicopter struck power lines and subsequently impacted the ground. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and main rotor system. The pilot did not report any preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operations. The pilot reported he was aware of the power lines but misjudged the position of the helicopter with reference to the lines and realized that he did not have sufficient room to make the turn without impacting the lines. The pilot stopped the turn and lowered the collective to attempt to pass under the power lines. The helicopter impacted the lower string of lines and impacted the ground, coming to rest almost upright.

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Feb
11
2022

Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing Selects Honeywell Engine To Power DEFIANT X®

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PHILADELPHIA, — Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), and Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced Honeywell (NYSE: HON) as the engine provider for DEFIANT X®, the advanced helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) competition.

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Feb
09
2022

Bell 505 Global Fleet Achieves 100,000 Flight Hours

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Fort Worth, TX (9 Feb. 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the Bell 505 achieved 100,000 global fleet hours. Since the first Bell 505 customer delivery in 2017, Bell has completed more than 360 Bell 505 global deliveries, enabling successful missions with the world’s most advanced short light single aircraft.

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Feb
09
2022

NTSB Final Report: Gonzales, Louisiana

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The pilot reported that he was approaching to land at night when the helicopter tail rotor struck a tree. He felt the helicopter “shake a little” and noticed it was “falling.” The pilot attempted to cushion the landing by increasing collective and the helicopter came to rest on both skids upright. The helicopter fuselage and tail rotor sustained damaged during the hard landing. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

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Feb
09
2022

NTSB Final Report: Glide, Oregon

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The pilot of the helicopter reported that, while conducting an aerial application over an open area, the main rotor blades struck a tree that he had previously not seen. Subsequently, the helicopter began to spin to the left and impacted the terrain. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and tailboom. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

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Feb
08
2022

PAC International completes paint upgrade to second Huey for Michigan State

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PAC International recently completed an exterior refurbishment on a second Bell UH-1H for Michigan State Police. The Michigan State Police use the UH-1 for law enforcement support missions as well as search and rescue.

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Feb
08
2022

DART Aerospace Receives FAA Supplemental Type Certification for the five-bladed H145 Emergency Float Systems with Integrated Liferafts

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Montreal, Canada  – DART Aerospace has received FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its Emergency Float System with Integrated Liferafts for the five-bladed Airbus H145. This certification comes alongside its existing TCCA & EASA approvals.

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Feb
08
2022

Leonardo and Vertical Aerospace announce collaboration on Fuselage Development Program

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Vertical Aerospace (“Vertical”) (NYSE:EVTL), a leading aerospace and technology company that is pioneering zero-emissions aviation, today announced that it has agreed a joint development program with Leonardo for the design, testing, manufacture and supply of the carbon composite fuselage for Vertical’s VX4 electric aircraft.

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Feb
04
2022

Safran deploys SAF to UK facility

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Safran Helicopter Engines has started using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its Fareham facility in the United Kingdom on a permanent basis, initially with the currently available mix of 38% SAF and subsequently with the maximum permitted blend of 50%. It is the first Safran Helicopter Engines site outside France to use SAF in its engine test cells and now a leading aerospace site worldwide in this field. The SAF is produced by Neste from 100% renewable waste and residue raw materials, like used cooking oil.

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Feb
04
2022

NTSB Final Report: Waukon, Iowa

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The pilot was conducting an agricultural application pass when the helicopter struck a powerline crossing the cornfield being sprayed. He did not see the line until exiting the helicopter after the accident. Earlier in the morning he had surveyed the area for obstacles but did not observe any lines crossing the field. The pilot commented that his initial survey pass was completed toward the east with the sun “low in the sky and in [his] eyes.” He noted that there were no issues with the helicopter before contacting with the power line. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor system, the fuselage, and the empennage.

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Feb
03
2022

NTSB Final Report: New Roads, Louisiana

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The pilot was conducting a night cross country flight in his single-engine helicopter to evaluate the progress of some construction projects. As he approached the landing area, he noticed some loose construction debris, so he flew past the site and turned around to approach from the opposite direction. Shortly thereafter, the engine began losing power. Unable to maintain level flight he conducted an emergency landing to a river. By the time he was rescued, about 11 hours after the accident, the helicopter had sunk and was not located despite an extensive search by local law enforcement. Given that the wreckage was not recovered, an examination of the engine to determine a reason for the loss of power could not be performed.

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Feb
03
2022

U.S. Navy Awards Contract To Build Nine Additional CH-53K™ Helicopters For The U.S. Marine Corps

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STRATFORD, Conn., Feb. 03, 2022 – Prioritizing affordability and utilizing advanced manufacturing techniques, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), will build nine additional CH-53K™ aircraft at a lower unit price than previous lot buys, resulting in significant savings for the U.S. government and taxpayers. The company’s experienced supply chain coupled with its active digital approach drives speed and affordability throughout design, development, production, and sustainment.

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Feb
03
2022

FAA designates Los Angeles Area a ‘No Drone Zone’ For Super Bowl LVI

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WASHINGTON – SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., is a “No Drone Zone” for Super Bowl LVI. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will prohibit drones within a 30-nautical-mile radius of the stadium up to 18,000 feet in altitude. The Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) goes into effect from 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. PST on Feb. 13, 2022. 

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Feb
03
2022

Airbus Helicopters and Kongsberg sign long-term collaboration agreement to support Norwegian Armed Forces

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Oslo, 3 February 2022 – Airbus and Kongsberg of Norway have signed a long-term strategic agreement to collaborate over support and services for the Norwegian Armed Forces.

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Feb
02
2022

Helibacon adds the Axnes PNG Wireless Intercommunication System (WICS) to their operations

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Colorado Springs, CO, USA - Helibacon has teamed with Mission Wireless Intercom innovator Axnes to give their crews the ability to communicate with their customers during flight operations. Helibacon’s core values revolve around safety for their customers and crew. It is this focus on safety that led them to the Axnes PNG Wireless ICS (WICS) extension system for their helicopter operations. The AXNES WICS system will be used to improve communication, safety, and situational awareness for their crews and customers.  Operating out of College Station, Texas; Helibacon offers feral hog hunting expeditions and their Aerial Machine Gun experience to their customers from an industry leading Bell 212 HP helicopter. Helibacon is the first organization of its kind to adopt the AXNES WICS for their operations, demonstrating their commitment to improving safety within their company and industry.

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Feb
02
2022

NTSB Final Report: Patterson, Louisiana

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While hovering from the helicopter pad to reposition for takeoff, the pilot backed up the helicopter. During a pedal turn, the tail rotor contacted another helicopter’s main rotor blades, which was parked and located behind on another pad. The pilot reported she felt a strong jolt to the left, and the helicopter began to spin. The pilot lowered the collective, reduced throttle, and the helicopter came to rest upright adjacent to the helicopter pad.

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Feb
02
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Gallatin, TN

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Gallatin, TN

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Feb
02
2022

First Upgraded Chinook Helicopter Delivered to Spain

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MADRID, Feb. 2, 2022 — The first remanufactured CH-47 Chinook helicopter was delivered to the Spanish Army at a ceremony held at the headquarters of the Spanish Army Airmobile Forces in Colmenar Viejo, Madrid. The aircraft is the first of 17 that will modernize the Spanish Chinook fleet, upgrading their existing CH-47D-model aircraft to the newer CH-47F model.

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Feb
02
2022

Bell Completes Successful Demonstration for NASA SIO Extension in Collaboration with Hillwood and Northwest ISD

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Fort Worth, Texas (Feb. 2, 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the Autonomous Pod Transport’s (APT) successful demonstration of a ground-based Detect and Avoid (DAA) flight, fulfilling an extension for its NASA Systems Integration and Operationalization (SIO) project. The APT DAA demonstration showcased the aircraft’s ground radar system integration and its capabilities when navigating airspace traffic and requirements, a critical component needed for future Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) vehicles.

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Jan
31
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: El Cajon, CA

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NTSB Report El Cajon, CA

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Jan
31
2022

Avports and Jaunt Air Mobility Announce Alliance to Incorporate All Electric Air Taxis to Airport Operations

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Dulles, VA, January 31, 2022… Avports announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Jaunt Air Mobility ("Jaunt") to join their Access Skyways infrastructure alliance to support the integration of eVTOL (electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing) aircraft with airports and the aviation ecosystem. This partnership builds on Avports' ongoing efforts to protect the environment by transitioning to a carbon-neutral operating environment and introducing this new form of commuting. The announcement shows Avports' and Jaunt's leadership in supporting local governments and airport authorities to reduce urban congestion, improve economic growth, and environmental sustainability. 

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Jan
31
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Drexel Hill, PA

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On January 11, 2022, about 1255 eastern standard time, a Eurocopter EC-135 P2+, N531LN, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. The airline transport pilot was seriously injured. The two medical crewmembers and the patient were not injured. The helicopter was operated by Air Methods Corporation as a Title14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 air ambulance flight.

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Jan
31
2022

Collins Aerospace completes Air Launched Effects demonstration for U.S. Army Future Vertical Lift program

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Jan. 31, 2022) – Collins Aerospace has successfully demonstrated a ready-now Mission Systems solution to support the operations of Air Launched Effects (ALE) from Army Aviation’s Enduring and Future Vertical Lift (FVL) fleet. Comprised of an air vehicle, multiple payloads, and a Mission System, these ALE are a crucial piece of the FVL aircraft’s ability to extend the organic reach, lethality, and survivability of manned platforms with Operator-on-the-Loop autonomy.

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Jan
27
2022

Jetson ONE Swedish EVTOL company seeks an investment with 3000 purchase requests in two months

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Swedish EVTOL company seeks investment with 100 Jetson ONE units sold in just two months and 3000 purchase requests. Jetson ONE is a category leader with 100 sold units and another 3,000 pre-orders with shipments starting already in 2023. Price $92,000 with $22,000 deposit.

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Tags: eVTOL Jetson ONE
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Jan
27
2022

Domino’s signs deal with SkyDrop to launch next stage of commercial drone delivery in New Zealand

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Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Limited (Domino’s) and Flirtey Inc. (SkyDrop) have today announced they have signed an agreement for the next stage of commercial drone delivery trials in New Zealand.

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Jan
27
2022

Northrop Grumman-Built MQ-8C Fire Scout Makes Operational Deployment with the US Navy

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Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) MQ-8C Fire Scout, the U.S. Navy’s next generation ship-based autonomous helicopter system deployed operationally Dec. 14, 2021. Deployed with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22, Detachment 5 (HSC-22 DET 5) aboard USS Milwaukee (LCS-5), Fire Scout provides greater organic intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting (ISR&T) capabilities for the U.S. Navy.

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